Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Raw Food Diet & The Typical American Diet- How it Increases Energy In TCM Perpesctive

I. Definition
1. What is raw food diet
The raw food diet is defined as a type of diet of which at least 75% of the daily diet must be unprocessed and uncooked foods or foods can not be heating above 115 degree of Fahrenheit or 40 °C , including fresh fruit and vegetables and raw meats.

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2. What is American diet
a) Too many calories
A typical American dieter eats more than he/she needs that decreases the function of spleen and stomach in food absorption due to prolong period of congestion.

2. Too much unsaturated fat and trans fat
Too much unsaturated fat from meats, trans fat, fried and junk foods increase bad cholesterol ( LDL) and decreases level of good cholesterol (HDL), leading to cholesterol and triglycerides accumulated in the arteries that block the blood transportation. According to TCM, those oily and greasy foods are yang pathogen and hot in nature, they causes weight gain and increases function of stomach in food digestion, thus affecting spleen in qi absorption.

3. Sugar sweetener, artificial ingredients and beverages
Sugar and sweetener is extreme yin pathogen and cold in nature. As the body moister is dried up caused extreme yang due to intake of meats and oily foods for prolong period of time, intake of extreme cold foods cause heat building up, leading to symptoms of dry-heat that effects the Spleen function in energy distribution.

4. Low vegetables and fruits
Vegetables and fruits, most of them are considered yin pathogen and cool in nature, low vegetables and fruits diet can not counter the extreme yang accumulated in the body.

II. How raw food diet increases energy for a typical American dieter in TCM perspective
Spleen is defined as organ responsible for absorption and transportation of energy ( nutrients)
to every cells and organ in the body after food being digested in stomach. In TCM, the typical American diet causes yin deficiency, it reduces the level of moister of the spleen and stomach that is necessary for natural function of both organs in food absorption, leading to constipation and decreasing the energy generation.
Raw food diet is yin pathogen and cool in nature, by switching to raw food diet, it in turn slowly decreases the excessive yang and reduces the heat due to dryness in the body that help to improve water distribution of kidney in moistening the Spleen and stomach, thus increasing the ability of Spleen in qi absorption and energy distribution.

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Kyle J. Norton
I have been studying natural remedies for disease prevention for over 20 years
and working as a financial consultant since 1990. Master degree in Mathematics
and BA in World Literature, teaching and tutoring math at colleges and
universities before joining insurance industries. Part time Health, Insurance and
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While there are many benefits for people eating raw, such as increasing energy for our daily activity, improving skin appearance, assisting digestive process, stability weight loss with no risk of weight re-gaining, reducing the risk of heart and chronic diseases, because the diet contains high in trace minerals, essential vitamins, fiber and phytochemicals and less harmful substances, such as trans fat, saturated fat and salt, but it interferes with the natural process of human being over thousand years of eating cooked foods, such as smaller jaws and teeth , shrinking stomachs have shrunk, and longer small intestines and lengthening the digestive surface area.

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